Parent Involvement Is What Matters
“A parent or guardian’s active involvement in a child’s education is a critical component of creating a lifelong learner. “No matter their income or background, students with involved parents are more likely to have higher grades and test scores, attend school regularly, have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school.” (National Coalition for Parent Involvement in education. 2006. Research Review and Resources. Retrieved April 10, 2019).
On March 21st, PS 171Q’s speech teacher Ms. Cassidy Duggan and literacy coach Mr. Alex Lunz hosted a very successful Family Game Night in the school’s cafeteria. Family members were invited to join the students at PS 171Q for several engaging and easy to duplicate games and activities to build phonemic awareness and literacy skills. While the games were geared towards early childhood students, older siblings joined in, to practice their word-building skills and support the younger students. Students and their family members had the opportunity to play three different literacy games, and afterwards the raffle winners were able to select a fun literacy-based board game to take home. All students left with goodie bags that included a book, and some fun toys. Parents and other family members relished the opportunity to bond with children while also supporting their educational growth. The PS 171Q staff looks forward to building an even stronger school community through ongoing engaging family events.
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